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Miracle baby born after mom advised to have abortion

Miracle Baby Born After Mom Advised To Have Abortion
A mother who was told to abort her baby because it would only have a 10% chance of living went against doctors advice and couldn't be happier.

Doctors warned 30-year-old Rachel Collins that her son, Alfie, had a very slim chance of survival when she was just 20 weeks pregnant because she wasn't producing enough amniotic fluid. They also said that if he did live, he would be born without kidneys or working lungs, but she decided to carry on with the pregnancy.

Ten weeks later, Alfie was born by emergency C-section without any health problems. Collins told Caters News Agency he was a little miracle. "He came out screaming – he defied them all...It was a nightmare pregnancy but every day he was hanging on was a blessing," she said.

She and her partner, Tyler O'Driscoll, had tried to have a child for years and when she found out she was pregnant with Alfie last April, she began keeping a day-to-day diary, detailing every good and bad moment. Now, she's overjoyed to be able to give that diary to Alfie someday.

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bzlotski February 20 2014 at 1:45 AM

Alfie defied them all. Sounds like a fighter. Hope he lives a long happy and healthy life.

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nikkitytom February 20 2014 at 12:38 AM

Something odd about this article. No doctor "tells" a woman to have an abortion. She would be advised of potential problems. Shoddy journalism.

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greengrapes1959 February 19 2014 at 11:37 PM

It is so refreshing to hear a good news story. I am also impressed with China's new policy to allow a 2 child per family policy. This will grow their population of 1.4 billion by a million every 1.2 years. This will eventually create a food shortage in China as they will grow through their own consumption rate like here in the US. I love to hear their new human rights stand and their pro business policy too. For some reason, their middle class keeps getting wealthy unlike us in the US. We should try to learn something from what they are doing right as an example. It certainly could not hurt.

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hk864 February 19 2014 at 11:20 PM

Dont know who her doctor was but I am an OB/GYN nurse for over 20 yearsand this is a little weird. Most perinatologists do not tell patients "this is not going to work, let's schedule an appointment to abort your baby". You should be told the kidneys and lungs can be affected and frequent scanning is recomended, along with some other things like increasing fluid intake and resting. Its also interesting that on the ultrasound report it says fetal heart rate is absent but the heart is normal. Makes no sense! Also says to repeat the scan at 36 weeks to reasses the fluid around the baby. Does not sound like the pregnancy must be terminated. If this physician truly exists, he needs to be reported. This is not about liberals or trigger happy abortion bunch. No one wants woment to have abortions, but they should be given the choice of how to handle their own bodies. So happy this woman had a good outcome and has a beautiful baby.

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propackage February 19 2014 at 11:15 PM

This is a really tough call. If the doctors would have been right this would have been a disaster. There would have been a special needs situation that could have been avoided. Parents lives that would have been destroyed dealing with something they were told was going to happen. But instead, a healthy baby is born and the doctors have egg all over their faces. The first thing I want to know, are the the fees for the tests going to be refunded? Secondly how suspect is all of these tests? I am sure that in two days no one will hear about this again and the doctors will be ruining other peoples lives and getting paid for it all over again.

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tricia malone February 19 2014 at 10:53 PM

Imagine if you had a child and a doctor said, your child only has a 10% chance to live so you probably shouldn't bother treating his cancer. Why do these monsters think it is ok to say that to a mom before her child is born? It is a human not a piece of flesh, not a part of her body, not just a apendix that can be removed, a living, functioning child with a heartbeat and a mind of its own. Over 50% of us know the truth and know that life deserves protecting. The rights of every human to live are more important than the convenience of any one person no matter the circumstances. Someday we will view this barbaric practice with the same contempt we view slavery, genocide, and every other human atrocity. Those of you standing with these monsters are standing on the wrong side of history. You will be the Nazis, the slave owners, the KKK members, the person the people in your family will be ashamed to talk about. That is your fate for supporting the murder of children when you know in your heart it is wrong.

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Papa February 19 2014 at 10:48 PM

Don't tell the liberals about this! They'll kill 2000 more to make up for it. They were ready to kill half of Denmark for feeding a giraffe to the lions. But a couple million human babies? No problem.

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hk864 February 19 2014 at 11:21 PM

You need to stop talking

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ae12wrangell February 19 2014 at 10:46 PM

More power to the women who choose life over abortion. Don't get me misunderstood. I also believe a woman has the right to an abortion, if she chooses.
Good for you Rachel!

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Carl February 19 2014 at 10:21 PM

Thank God she did not listen to the trigger happy abortion bunch. How many other perfectly OK children have been killed by these same people telling other women that their children are not going to make it. How many of the 56 million aborted children since Roe v Wade could have made significant contributions to our world? God bless you and your little one.

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Larna J. Keane; February 19 2014 at 10:13 PM

I am so grateful and happy to hear this, and my happiness for mom and baby and family. Good for you. You trusted and God's will won out, but you trusted, so your faith is beautiful. Thank you.

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